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FPSC Classic Work In Progress / [X9] [VBOTB '10] Alpha Project [Dev. Thread]

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Lewis
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Posted: 18th Jul 2009 21:13
It's two BITF (Biotech Industries Task Force) soldiers talking next to a welcome sign. It's a part of the first level where the player arrives at the facility.
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Posted: 18th Jul 2009 22:26
so its the main facility

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Posted: 19th Jul 2009 06:54
No, its the ENTRANCE to the main facility. There are two floors consisting of the entrance area.
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Posted: 19th Jul 2009 07:53
Shots look nice man. I'm on a crappy internet connection right now, so it took about an hour to load them all. lol. Great job. I would suggest that you touch the sign a bit. It looks a little too much like it's an overlay.

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Posted: 19th Jul 2009 09:34
ahh ok lewis I get it now

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Posted: 19th Jul 2009 09:47
Quote: "Shots look nice man. I'm on a crappy internet connection right now, so it took about an hour to load them all. lol. Great job. I would suggest that you touch the sign a bit. It looks a little too much like it's an overlay."


Yeah, your right. I'll end up redoing the sign at some point.
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Posted: 19th Jul 2009 12:16 Edited at: 19th Jul 2009 12:18
Working _I maps would bring this game to life

The second and third screens are looking kind of bland... somehow. The toilets are definately out of place, I don't like that, and the second screen is just uninteresting. Otherwise, awesome. If you ever get bloom working with PBUM it'll look fantastic along with _I maps for all your blue entities.

EDIT: Also, I'm guessing the BITF soldiers are on your side to somne extent?

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Posted: 19th Jul 2009 12:20
Toasty Fresh: Bloom is the easiest thing to get to work with PBUM.

Looks good,waiting for some more action packed screenies.

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Posted: 19th Jul 2009 12:25 Edited at: 19th Jul 2009 12:26
Quote: "The second and third screens are looking kind of bland... somehow. The toilets are definately out of place, I don't like that, and the second screen is just uninteresting. Otherwise, awesome. If you ever get bloom working with PBUM it'll look fantastic along with _I maps for all your blue entities."


Well, I've never experienced a toilet to be interesting myself, although I'll be sure to add more entities to make it look better. As for the toilet placement, I'll probrably make a custom segment and use that instead and rearrange the room.

As for the second screen, its just a side room, but ill work on it.

EDIT- As for the BITF, they are private security, hired to get the place secure and the make sure there are no threats.
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Posted: 19th Jul 2009 13:23
Quote: "Well, I've never experienced a toilet to be interesting myself,"




Quote: "Toasty Fresh: Bloom is the easiest thing to get to work with PBUM."


Which version are you referring to?

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Posted: 19th Jul 2009 22:01
V1.7, the beta he and I have...

It has the simplest screen shader system to be seen in FPSC yet, you just type what shader you want into a mod.ini file, (i.e., screenshaders/bloom.fx), and it uses it!

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Posted: 19th Jul 2009 22:10
Yep exactly as CG said.The awesome power of FS3 in PBUM 1.7.Waiting for more screens,very interesting level design

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Posted: 19th Jul 2009 22:54
Is this when you buy it? I havent bought PBUM yet but im looking into it for when I compile games.
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Posted: 20th Jul 2009 03:02
Quote: "V1.7, the beta he and I have..."


Damn! When is it released?

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Posted: 20th Jul 2009 09:17
The 1.7 will be released somewhere in the future,thats all that s4real said.

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Posted: 20th Jul 2009 09:28
Quote: "The 1.7 will be released somewhere in the future,thats all that s4real said."


Hm.. he doesnt really keep people well informed does he.. no matter. Once 1.7 is released and I can get blur working, I'll buy the mod for sure.
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Posted: 20th Jul 2009 12:17
Quote: "The 1.7 will be released somewhere in the future,thats all that s4real said."


Really? Now there's a shocker. I was expecting it sometime in 1864.

Anyway, I'd love to rant on about how awesome PBUm is butit's Lewy's thread so I'll leave it to him.

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Posted: 27th Jul 2009 04:14
The New Screenshots Look Sweet

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Posted: 28th Jul 2009 16:17 Edited at: 28th Jul 2009 16:48
Bump
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Posted: 28th Jul 2009 16:45
lewis thats what i do too, i dont say anything too about my virus x9 project lol.

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Posted: 28th Jul 2009 16:48
Quote: "Hm.. he doesnt really keep people well informed does he.. no matter. Once 1.7 is released and I can get blur working, I'll buy the mod for sure."


Actually he does inform me very well. PUM Will be only present for Beta Testers and Buyers. It is closed now. And he does not know when he comes back with more updates. Though he will be updating 1.7 slowly with updates for beta testers and buyers.

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Posted: 28th Jul 2009 16:49
Ok, I think its time to sign a peace treaty with Lewis. Lewis, your game looks nice, I swear to God that I have no idea I copied anything from yours. But this game looks really nice, the huds nice, the level design, and especially the gun mods - keep it up and I hope this game becomes successful and sells great in the EB Games 20 minutes away from my house.
-Adrian

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Posted: 28th Jul 2009 16:51
he does inform me too, 100 % good service!

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Posted: 28th Jul 2009 16:53
Quote: "Ok, I think its time to sign a peace treaty with Lewis. Lewis, your game looks nice, I swear to God that I have no idea I copied anything from yours. But this game looks really nice, the huds nice, the level design, and especially the gun mods - keep it up and I hope this game becomes successful and sells great in the EB Games 20 minutes away from my house.
-Adrian"


Okay. Sorry for the outburst. If you want I could contact a mod and get all of the posts deleted if you wish.
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Posted: 28th Jul 2009 16:54
i need to say sorry too lol, you game looks good and yes i like your gun mods too !!!

i hope you can read it lol

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Posted: 28th Jul 2009 17:11
Cool it guys, im sure any crossed wires can be sorted out via email or what not.

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Posted: 28th Jul 2009 17:13
Geez man it already has, stop getting yourself involved in something that's already been done.
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Posted: 28th Jul 2009 17:19
No thanks Lewis, your game looks good, I'll remove the PDA if you wish. No need to contact a mod, it'll be a good lesson for all those after viewers.
-Adrian

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Posted: 28th Jul 2009 17:22
I've removed several offending posts. The next time their will be moderation as well.
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Posted: 28th Jul 2009 17:31
Quote: "I've removed several offending posts. The next time their will be moderation as well. "


I dont think that will be needed, as we have solved our issue.

AdrianoJones, no, leave the PDA in, its fine.
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Posted: 29th Jul 2009 18:35 Edited at: 29th Jul 2009 18:35
Update:

Just made a configuration menu for the game, allowing you to set your own keys and graphic settings.

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Posted: 29th Jul 2009 18:42
Wow that's looking nice! Maybe add a menu background or so.
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Posted: 29th Jul 2009 18:50
It's a seperate application from the main game, as the ini functions in fpsc are pretty poop =/
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Quote: "Just made a configuration menu for the game, allowing you to set your own keys and graphic settings."


Looks very good. I also made a C++ aplication with this functions for Soul Island. It is very handy for the user.

Quote: "It's a seperate application from the main game, as the ini functions in fpsc are pretty poop =/"


Yeah they are indeed, but very handy.

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Posted: 30th Jul 2009 14:01
Update:

I've decided on making a loader instead of just the options screen. I've tidied up the options screen too.





You may notice that it's kinda fuzzy. Well thats because there is staticness that animates.. I cant explain it really. Guess you'll have to wait and see.
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Posted: 30th Jul 2009 14:06
Looks just awesomely awesome.Waiting for more.

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Posted: 30th Jul 2009 21:27
Nice, I like how you put in-games screens behind the red screen.

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Posted: 6th Oct 2009 15:46 Edited at: 6th Oct 2009 15:49
This is going to be a large bump, but why the hell not

Yeah, I'm still working on Alpha Project. I'm just doing a couple of revamps, such as weapon sounds, new scripts and features etc. Some being motion blur, a full scripted death sequence, a healthbar instead of a health numeric, and each weapon will have a 'Press F to pick up' etc. I'm also working on changing the story also as I have a few things in mind that will change the plot, but the base story is going to be the same, so dont worry

I'll add some screenshots of the new HUD in a moment. Please note that the room and stuff in the screenshots do not represent the game in any way, I'm just showing the HUD off.
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This is a screenshot from the death sequence:

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Very nice; I really like your HUD...simple and effective. I also like your pickup image.

Any chance of a demo coming soon?
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Quote: "Very nice; I really like your HUD...simple and effective. I also like your pickup image.

Any chance of a demo coming soon?"


I have to rework the script and story for the game as I'm just working on the base of the gameplay right now, although I can work on a short level to demonstrate the gameplay if people wish
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I'd like that.
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I really like your huds and all your special things, like new eye hud, fully interactive , and such. But we dont get any really level design to see of you. And the levels in Alpha Project Trailer, are pretty plain, and not actually "new". But i gues you are hard working on it, and keep it up.

PS: I do like your riggin though. And ofcourse your motion blur bloom and huds. All cool...




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Quote: "I really like your huds and all your special things, like new eye hud, fully interactive , and such. But we dont get any really level design to see of you. And the levels in Alpha Project Trailer, are pretty plain, and not actually "new". But i gues you are hard working on it, and keep it up.

PS: I do like your riggin though. And ofcourse your motion blur bloom and huds. All cool..."


Yeah, to be honest, that is what I suck most at. I've been collecting some really good ideas off people and I'll put them into practice when making the game. I'm just trying to get everything sorted first, like the storyline and the script (for the voice actors), and then I'll be able to invest my time in the level design.

If anyone has any tips on how to make my levels better, please dont hesitate to tell me, also, the same goes for any crits. If you dont like the levels I've done so far, please tell me what you dont like about them so I can correct it later on.
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Posted: 7th Oct 2009 14:53 Edited at: 7th Oct 2009 14:55
I'd say that one of the most important things is lighting (and please don't make another "everything has to be nearly black to be scary" environment). Proper lighting (especially lighting that lines up with an actual object as a source) is key to showing off your level and entities. I haven't seen too much colored lighting to add ambience and character to a level....yet.

One of the best things to do is look around. Does your house, office, warehouse, hospital, etc; have their lighting placed a certain way? Is the lamp placed in the middle of the wall, or near the edges?

I think some people place lighting as an afterthought...instead of an enhancement to the levels.

Honestly; if those last two pictures weren't showcased here, I wouldn't have thought they were from FPSC...mainly because of the class A weapons (EAI's) and custom HUDs (as well as the new custom "Death HUD").

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Posted: 7th Oct 2009 16:39
I think we all know that if the demo goes well, this will be BOTB. I like all the small touches you've added to take away that generic feel which FPSC gives. I agree, get your hands on Project Blue 1.7 asap for some bloom to greatly enhance your game. Speaking of which, you can set the bloom effects into the Options menu too, seeming as it is turned on through an external file. Keep up the good work.

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Posted: 7th Oct 2009 16:57
Quote: "I think we all know that if the demo goes well, this will be BOTB. I like all the small touches you've added to take away that generic feel which FPSC gives. I agree, get your hands on Project Blue 1.7 asap for some bloom to greatly enhance your game. Speaking of which, you can set the bloom effects into the Options menu too, seeming as it is turned on through an external file. Keep up the good work."


I already have 1.7 I toned down the bloom because it was too powerful, but it's there.
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Ah, sorry. I didn't look at the last screenshots

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